Artis Zoo

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Artis Zoo
Founded in 1838, Amsterdam’s zoo, just east of the Canal Ring, is one of the oldest in Europe, with a park-like setting that also houses an aquarium and planetarium (included in the price of admission). The grounds, while not large, are home to around 700 species, including giraffes, gorillas, penguins, pelicans, sloths, and reindeer. A highlight is Lemur Island, where the freely roaming long-tailed creatures scurry and hop all around you. The zoo also recently updated its Asian elephant and jaguar enclosures. The aquarium, which dates from 1882, was fully renovated in 1997 and counts tropical fish, sharks, and sea horses, along with an underwater scene of a typical Amsterdam canal, replete with a sunken bicycle.
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Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 900 2784796
Sun - Sat 9am - 6pm